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Copeland Borough Council

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…Sustainability Strategy & Climate Action Plan 2022-23 Making Copeland a Sustainable Place “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future” - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2022 Document Control Organisation Copeland Borough Council…

… of recommendations, which have helped to shape this Sustainability Strategy & Climate Action Plan. We know that we absolutely must respond to the climate and biodiversity crises while also continuing to meet the needs of our local people and communities. While Local Government Reorganisation in Cumbria will mean that Copeland Council will no longer exist by May 2023, this change presents an opportunity…

… People’s Panel on Climate Change ................................................................................... 25 Implementing the People’s Panel Recommendations .................................................................. 27 Climate Action Plan 2022/23 – Copeland Council ............................................................................ 30 Implementation…

Hertfordshire County Council

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…Sustainable Hertfordshire Approved Strategy Action Plan 2020 Environment Biodiversity Climate Adaptation Change Hertfordshire County Council www.hertfordshire.gov.uk…

…, 2. All operations and services are ready for future climates and 4. Reduce what we throw away. Send nothing to landfill by 2030, column 5 of this action plan specifies what the potential impact on reducing carbon emissions will be against the following thresholds*: • Low = It is estimated that implementing this action has the potential impact of reducing carbon emissions by less than…

… that these future circumstances will change the way we operate and the service we offer, meeting the demands of our future service users, in a manner that is both sustainable and able to respond to Hertfordshire’s future climate. Our Actions Include: Preparing our Preparing our investments: Strategy Development operations…

West Devon Borough Council

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… .................................................................................................................................................................10 5. West Devon Borough Council Climate Change and Biodiversity Action Plan Framework .....................................10 6. Implementation and Monitoring ..............................................................................................................................12 PART THREE – The Action Plan

plan which will form a basis for how the council will assist the area in becoming net-zero by 2050 PART TWO 5. West Devon Borough Council Climate Change and Biodiversity Action Plan Framework Soon after we declared a Climate Change and Biodiversity Emergency we began the process of understanding our own emissions as an Authority. What followed was the Council working in partnership…

… and Monitoring The delivery of this Climate Change and Biodiversity Strategy will require input from across the Council and collaboration with its partners, residents and businesses. Given the fast pace required to assist with the lowering of emissions, the intention for the Action Plan in Part Three is for this to be a living document which can be amended and change as progress changes, technology emerges…

Carmarthenshire County Council

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….......................................................................................................... 29 CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - NET ZERO CARBON PLAN _ 2020 FOREWORD Climate change is recognised by many as one of the world’s greatest threats. At the opening ceremony of the United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Katowice, Poland in December 2018, Sir David Attenborough called climate change “our greatest threat in thousands of years”, adding "If we don't take action

… to have no, or limited, overshoot beyond 1.5˚C of climate change. Behind this report is a huge body of scientific research and analysis with near unanimous agreement amongst the world’s scientific community. Consistent IPCC reports and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summits have come and gone. They attract publicity and media attention at the time but action by world…

… role within it. The APSE Energy publication ‘Local Authority Climate Emergency Declarations: Strategic and practical considerations for climate emergency declarations, targets and action plans’ (June 2019) has informed the Council’s approach. This recognises that whilst an emergency declaration deserves an appropriate response, a local authority cannot abandon everything to tackle climate change

Manchester City Council

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… of the citywide Manchester Climate Change Framework 2020-25 which has been produced by the Manchester Climate Change Partnership and Agency (http://www.manchesterclimate.com/plan). It summarises the specific actions which are required to ensure that the Council reduces its direct emissions by at least 50% by 2025 whilst also playing our full part in supporting and influencing the city to do the same. It also…

… supply chain procure have a major impact on the environment. The action plan commits us to reducing the impact of carbon emissions from our indirect activity. The Council has developed formal evaluation questions for suppliers that will be used in future procurements. An additional 10% climate change weighting will be applied to the scoring framework in addition to the 20% already used for scoring…

…Manchester City Council Climate Change Action Plan 2020-2025 1. What is the purpose of this plan? This document sets out Manchester City Council’s commitments to tackling climate change over the next 5 years and builds on previous action plans over the last decade. The Council, alongside a number of other strategic partners in the city, have produced this plan to support the delivery…

Surrey Heath Borough Council

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… funding) or additional resources to be delivered. • Likely to require additional funding - actions which will likely require external funding (either through capital investment or grant funding) or additional resources to be delivered. Monitoring and actions The Climate Change Working Group will continue to meet regularly to facilitate the delivery of actions in this Action Plan

…, including evaluating updates to the Action Plan. The Action Plan is a dynamic document that will evolve as the climate emergency landscape inevitably shifts over time. Therefore, the plan will be reviewed regularly to ensure that it stays current and remains fit-for-purpose. A monitoring framework will be developed by the Council to measure the success of actions. A suite of relevant key performance…

… Surrey Heath Borough Council Climate Change Action Plan Climate Emergency Declaration On the 9th of October 2019, the Council declared a Climate Emergency and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2030 across its own estate and operations, including contractors used, and support the actions being taken by Surrey County Council in this area. Introduction Climate change is one…

South Derbyshire District Council

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… and the associated Action Plans which have been developed to help deliver them. Why the urgency? Climate change is likely to have significant impacts on the district of South Derbyshire - on our environment, on our economy and on the whole social fabric. It will have a big impact on how the Council can deliver services in the years to come. Since 1880 the earth has warmed by 0.85ºc, which has been explicitly…

… (https://metoffice.gov.uk) What action has been taken to tackle climate change? In 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) set up global targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and most recently the Paris agreement in 2015, of which the UK is a signatory. The Paris Agreement set out to: “keeping a global temperature rise…

… for nature must also be a key part of the response to the climate emergency declaration. The Environment Agency has advised that more needs to be done to prepare for the ecological impacts of climate change. The Agency has provided further advice to enable mitigation strategies to be developed in the event of global warming in the range 1.5 to 4ºc. The 2021-2030 Climate and Environment Action Plan

North Lanarkshire Council

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… to safeguard vulnerable species and protect and enhance key habitats at an ecosystem scale. 6 Strategies and Plans Carbon Management Plan Climate Change is the most significant issue facing our planet. The Carbon Management Plan (CMP) details the council’s climate actions in terms of mitigation, adaptation…

… National Context This century must see an urgent scaling-up of action to tackle global environmental challenges – climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, resource depletion and waste – to safeguard the wellbeing and prosperity of people around the globe, and the natural world we belong to. Current patterns of consumption and production are simply not sustainable. If everyone…

…, the Scottish Government published its Climate Change Plan which details how they will continue to drive progress towards the currently legislated emissions reduction target of 80% by 2050. In response to the international Paris Agreement, they have made Scotland’s existing climate legislation even tougher, setting a 90% emissions reduction target for 2050 and also…

Portsmouth City Council

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change action plan will need to be enacted and followed. Our steps to net zero carbon by 2030: Declaration of Establishment of Climate Emergency - Climate Change Board - March 2019 September 2019 Publication of PCC Agreement of the PCC…

… on a quarterly basis to the Cabinet member for Environment and Climate Change, with an annual carbon report presented to Cabinet. In order to progress this strategy, the administration have granted £40,000 for a year to support a post to develop the strategy and reporting frameworks and support to the developing Climate Change Board. There is also a small budget available for awareness raising action. 10.0…

…Portsmouth City Council Climate Emergency Strategy Foreword In Portsmouth, we accept the evidence human activity is driving unprecedented changes in the global climate, and that we are facing a climate emergency. We agree that action must be taken now to stop global temperatures rising to a point where the damage is irreversible and the consequences potentially catastrophic. As a coastal city…

Kent County Council

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… Energy and Low Emissions Strategy 2 THE GROWTH CHALLENGE IN KENT AND MEDWAY Kent is growing. The Kent and Medway Growth and Infrastructure Framework The GIF explores four future scenarios to 2050 to examine how the area can (GIF)1, updated in 2018, provides a clear picture of the development and ensure it is adaptable, resilient and connected in planning for a sustainable future…

…. infrastructure requirements to support growth across the area up to 2031. The The most favourable scenario is the high economic growth, moderate climate aspiration is for 178,600 additional homes between 2011 and 2031 (24% growth), change impacts scenario, named ‘Fertile Ground’ (Figure 2). Amongst other things, 396,300 additional people (23% growth) and 170,300 additional jobs (21…

…). It summarises evidence and data related to energy, transport, greenhouse gas emissions, fuel poverty and air quality in Kent and Medway; drawing on national, regional and local sources of data. It also includes appendices which provide the national, regional and local policy context. This evidence base has been used to inform the Strategy and supporting implementation plan, and is a snapshot in time, based…

East Sussex County Council

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… are assessed on page 24. Governance The Council is setting up a robust structure of roles, responsibilities and accountability for delivering the climate emergency plan. This includes: 1) Recruiting to a new post of Climate Change Senior Technical Officer. 2) Setting up a senior Officer climate emergency Board to oversee the delivery of the action plan. 3) Carrying out a Scrutiny review…

… of greenhouse gas emissions covered 7 Measures taken by the Council so far 8 The Council’s current greenhouse gas emissions 10 Decarbonisation pathways 15 Action plan for 2020-22 19 Governance 20 Monitoring and reporting 23 Risk table 24 Glossary…

… year carbon reduction target is proposed, with annual milestones, which will enable progress towards net zero to be tracked closely. This is supported by an initial two year action and communications plan with clear outputs and lead officers. The action plan will be reviewed after the first year and adjusted in light of changing legislation, technology and levels of resources available. Progress…

Pembrokeshire County Council

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… Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summits have come and gone. They attract publicity and media attention at the time, but action by world leaders to work towards the plans agreed at these meetings has been slow. The IPCC Special Report of October 2018 was the strongest yet – effectively saying that the world had just 12 years to get a grip on this issue or our ecosystem…

… in order to make it a local authority that takes climate change seriously and acts upon it. In May 2019 members of this Council voted to declare a climate emergency, and in July 2019 members voted to create an action plan to steer PCC towards becoming a net zero-carbon local authority by 2030. As Chair of the Net Zero Carbon Task and Finish Group, I recognise the scale of the challenge faced by all…

… of us and our services but take comfort from the fact that members and officers alike are enthusiastic and willing to change. As a starting point, this Action Plan outlines a pragmatic route towards the Council becoming a net zero-carbon local authority by 2030. It is intended to be a living document and will evolve over time. This is a long-term plan for the next ten years and, as such, more…

Rother District Council

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… over 82% of Rother District. The High Weald AONB Management Plan is the single most important document for the High Weald. It provides a useful unifying framework for addressing the major issues that face us today from food and energy security to housing provision, biodiversity, climate change resilience and the transition to a low carbon economy…

… 33 Actions local authorities can take on climate change (Friends of the Earth) https://policy.friendsoftheearth.uk/insight/33-actions-local-authorities-can-take-climate-change A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file /693158/25-year-environment-plan.pdf Moving Beyond the Air Quality…

…. 5|Page Strategic Context The Paris Agreement The Paris Agreement is the first truly global effort to reduce emissions. To date, 160 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) parties have made voluntary pledges to reduce emissions up to 2030, including China, the US and the European Union (on behalf of the UK and other EU nations). The main aim of the Paris Agreement…

Medway Council

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… this immense task alone. Prior to declaring the emergency, the Council had taken action to implement better and cleaner ways of working. This plan builds on this by setting out a range of tasks to work towards our net zero carbon ambitions and points to the scale of the investment required to achieve the goals that are clearly set out. The Government has already identified climate change as the most…

…. 5 Cabinet - 8 June 2021 Why do we all need to take action? In 2015, countries around the world signed the Paris Agreement (an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - UNFCCC) with the aim of cutting carbon emissions to keep global warming below 2 °C…

… declared a Climate Emergency in April 2019 and passed a motion committing to: • reduce its carbon footprint and provide the local community with a clean, green future and be a place people want to work and live, which has a sustainable future. • establish a clear action plan for Medway to deal with climate change, setting out an achievable and clear timeline. Our declaration fits…

Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council

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… includes consideration of the impacts of climate change and cold Net Zero transition. These Priority Actions cover three key themes (namely Energy, Transport, and Adap- weather on public health, operational winter servicing…

… Combined Authority (NTCA) funding for - Criticaly assess offsetting options to deter- address Net Zero changes. - Develop framework for carbon insetting ment of Net Zero in the city Climate Change Summit. companies and organisations. Low Carbon Skills Funding…

… to engage with all members Improve over time local emission moni- Promote and encourage uptake of the Prepare for and seek to implement as Provide business support to SMEs in Actively promote climate change ac- Each January, prepare an annual up- Monitor, prepare for and submit grant of the city through the Climate

London Borough of Redbridge

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… and borough’s emissions without the active support, innovation and ownership from our businesses, residents and community groups. We will continue to work with partners to lobby and influence government policy to provide local authorities with the necessary funding and legislative framework to make accelerated progress on climate change. This action plan sets out the start of the journey for reaching…

… and develop a reporting framework that more accurately calculates scope 3 emissions. CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN | June 2021 p9 STARTING THE JOURNEY TO CARBON NEUTRAL 2030 The climate emergency declaration focussed on the council becoming carbon neutral by 2030 and carbon zero by 2050. Over the next three years we will work…

CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN June 2021 Table of Contents Page Foreword from the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride 3 Background to the Climate Emergency in Redbridge 4 What does the Climate Emergency mean for Redbridge? 6 Redbridge Borough Emissions 8 Council’s Emissions…

West Berkshire Council

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… are so severe that preventing this from happening must be of the utmost urgency. 3. Bold climate action can deliver economic benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings and market opportunities (as well as improved health and wellbeing) but will also require changes in individuals’ lifestyles and have a cost implication to both the individual…

… and drier conditions with drought becoming an Nationally, the Climate Change Act 2008 increasing concern. This has perhaps been provides the framework for UK climate change most evident in the River Kennet where in policy. Long term targets were subsequently recent years the river has run dry in its upper set and the Committee on Climate Change reaches. (CCC…

…. Governance 30 8. Measuring and Reporting Progress 31 9. Conclusions 33 10. Achievements 34 11. Glossary 35 2 STRATEGY 2020-30 1. Foreword The challenge we all face with regard to There are some initiatives we have already climate change is recognised across the committed to making a start on since January globe…

City of Edinburgh Council

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… have an impact on the city’s emissions by reducing their own footprints or collaborating to unlock change. 2.4 The strategy does not seek to replicate all the individual organisational plans that exists to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. It does however, include actions and commitments from city partners that contribute to delivering the strategy, and actions

Plan strategic change: We will take actions and make The City of Edinburgh Council has a key role to investment in public transport and active changes that prevent future emissions, as well play in providing city leadership on climate travel and consulting on the place and role as reducing those we currently emit. change

… to support grassroots action on Energy Master Plan. climate change. We will encourage individual • A strategic Partnership with Scottish commitments • Delivering an ambitious new net zero Power Energy Network…

Vale of White Horse District Council

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… throughout the other themes. Not only will the Climate Action Plan improve our council operations and services for residents, it will also contribute to the urgent global climate change agenda, which we were so recently reminded of at COP26 in Glasgow, as well as the UK’s net zero targets. We also look forward to working in partnership across the county to address our wider district wide emissions, further…

… contributing to UK and international targets. While a lot of climate action is taking place at the global and national scale, we must also recognise that during the development of this plan, we experienced, and are still living through, the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic posed many challenges and impacted the livelihoods of many. Changes as a result of the pandemic have also had positive outcomes…

… funding, we will be able to make an impact locally on this global issue. We will continue to be open and accountable in all areas of work, this will also apply to how we monitor the progress of our Climate Action Plan and being upfront about any challenges we face. The Plan will be monitored closely by officers and councillors to ensure we…

Glasgow City Council

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… 4.0 Monitoring and Evaluation 5.0 Action Plan 6.0 Appendices The purpose of this plan is to set out the city’s approach, pathway and strategic actions towards net zero carbon emissions, healthy biodiversity and climate resilience in Glasgow by 2030. 2 Climate Plan 1.1 Foreword…

… the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) figure 4 - Housing sector emissions 2006-2017 1.5 Recommendations from the Climate Emergency and Ecological Emergency Working Groups figure 5 - Industry and Commerce sector emissions 2006-2017 2.0 What we propose to do next - Climate Plan

… best it can exercise a with the natural environment, implications for all But Climate Change is not an take commitment from all groups of the Council expert stakeholders, which leadership role for the city in which our social and economic sectors of society if isolated challenge, and we must of us. This plan, we call upon…

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